Global Health Colloquium: "On the Radar: Police Brutality, Politics and Public Health"

Mar 6, 2015, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Free & open to the public


Event Description

Global Health Colloquium

Panel Featuring:
Michael Hanchard, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Joseph Amon, Ph.D., MSPH, Human Rights Watch, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Hannah Cooper, ScD, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University
Moderator: Alecia McGregor, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


Lunch to be served at 11:45am

** Priority in seating will be offered to Princeton University ID holders (students, faculty, fellows and staff)**
Michael Hanchard, Ph.D.
Michael Hanchard joined the faculty of the political science department in 2007 as the inaugural Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor. A scholar of comparative politics specializing in nationalism, social movements, racial hierarchy and citizenship, Hanchard taught previously at Northwestern University, where he was a professor of political science and African American studies as well as director of the school's Institute for Diasporic Studies.

In the JHU Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Hanchard co-directs the Racism, Immigration & Citizenship Program with Erin Chung, the Charles D. Miller Professor of East Asian Studies. His books include Orpheus and Power: Afro-Brazilian Social Movements in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil, 1945-1988 (1994) (listed in Brazil as one of the top 10 books by foreign researchers about racism in Brazil) and Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought (2006). Hanchard has done fieldwork in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Cuba, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, and Jamaica, and has been the recipient of grants from the Ford, MacArthur, and Mellon foundations as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Professor Hanchard holds a BA in international relations from Tufts University, an MA from the New School for Social Research, and a political science PhD from Princeton University.

Joseph Amon, Ph.D., MSPH
Joe Amon is the Director of the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Since joining Human Rights Watch in 2005, Joe has worked on a wide range of issues including access to medicines; the impact of discrimination on access to prevention and treatment; censorship and the denial of health information; arbitrary detention; and the role of civil society in the response to infectious disease outbreaks and environmental health threats. Between January 2009 and June 2013 he oversaw Human Rights Watch's work on disability rights. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Joe worked for more than 15 years conducting research, designing programs, and evaluating public health interventions. Amon is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, the UNAIDS reference group on HIV and Human Rights, and the steering committee of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. In addition, he is an associate in the department of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and a lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton University. In 2012 he was a distinguished visiting lecturer at the Paris School of International Affairs of SciencesPo. Amon has a master's degree in tropical medicine and a Ph.D. in epidemiology. 

Hannah Cooper, ScD
Hannah Cooper studies the social determinants of HIV among drug users, and has a particlar focus on applying geospatial methods, hierachical linear models, and qualitative methods to investigating whether and how specific structural processes produce racial/ethnic disparities in HIV among drug users.

Alecia McGregor, Ph.D.
Alecia McGregor is a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Health and Wellbeing.   She earned her Ph.D. in Health Policy, with a certificate in Latin American Studies, from Harvard University in 2014.

Alecia’s research interests include the role of religion, social movements, and institutions in health care politics, and some of her past work has focused on HIV/AIDS, health inequalities, health system financing, and mental health policy.   Her doctoral dissertation analyzed the politics of health care provision in both the United States and Brazil.   Currently, her research examines the political and historical determinants of drug treatment policies in Brazil.  

At CHW, she provides academic support to students pursuing the Global Health and Health Policy certificate at Princeton. 

Organized by the Program in Global Health & Health Policy. Co-sponsored by the Center for Health & Wellbeing, the Center for African American Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs.